The SSP is a national centre of excellence that seeks to provide, develop, and disseminate knowledge and experience that contribute to the increased participation of workers over the age of 50 in employment.
SSP’s work is rooted in a three-party partnership with the job market. The social partners and the authorities play an important role in the SSP’s work.
Target groups for the SSP include:
Demographic changes, the “generasjonskontrakten” (a contract concerning responsibility towards coming generations) and an individual perspective form the basis of the strategy plan. Our social mission arises from national, overall objectives of increased vocational activity for 50+ workers.
The overall objective of SSP’s work, (our social mission), is to contribute to:
1. Increased vocational participation activity among 50+ workers.
2. Senior policy, or senior perspective, integrated into companies HR policies.
3. Greater senior policy awareness and competence in society, at work and for the individual.
Examples of overall national objectives for increased vocational participation for 50+ workers include the IA Agreement and in the “Perspektivmeldingen” (White book on the economic outlook for Norway) from 2013.
Objectives and focus areas for SSP 2016-2019During this strategy period, SSP will prioritise its efforts within these four main areas:
The Centre for Senior Policy (SSP)
SSP is open to affiliation with ministries, external agencies, labour organisations, research institutions, associations, and other organisations interested in its work.
The Centre for Senior Policy is located in Oslo, and is run by a board of directors between its annual meetings.